AI and Data Dynamics – Melbourne Industry Panel

Thank you to our many members who joined us on 29 November for an expert panel discussion on AI and data dynamics in the parking industry to explore the transformative impact of technology. The panel provided insights including into, for example, the dynamic relationship between AI, data, and urban mobility in the parking sector.

Our panel:

Jessica Christiansen-Franks is the Founding Director and CEO of Neighbourlytics. Jessica is an award-winning technology leader, unlocking the power of big data and social analytics to transform cities around the world. As founding director and CEO of urban analytics company Neighbourlytics, Jess has combined cutting-edge data science with decades of experience in urban design, to reimagine the future of city making and property development.

Babu Krishnamoorthy is the Chief Information & Technology Officer (CITO) at Orikan. With 25 years of experience across private & public sectors, consulting and advisory, Babu is a leader in digital transformation across transportation and services to government. A self-confessed nerd, Babu thrives on the cutting edge of technology, continually seeking out innovative solutions to complex challenges. His commitment to harnessing the power of digital transformation to drive efficiency has earned him a reputation as a change-agent in the industry.


Mexx Uljee is the Sales & Partnerships Director and Co-Founder of SpecifAi. With an impressive track record, Mexx has played a pivotal role in establishing a majority market share in Europe and is actively spearheading expansion efforts in Australia and the USA. Since 2020, Mexx has been dedicated to helping Parking Operators breach data silos and become more data-driven.


Moderated by:

Gary Byrne has been a Director for Parking Australia since 2019. Having worked in and been an active member of the Australian parking industry for over 20 years, Gary has held a variety of roles including Operations, Tech Solution Sales and Electronic Security Distribution for some of the markets biggest brands. Most recently, Gary is a partner and Commercial Director for parking technology provider Park Aid, offering Parking Access, Guidance and Electronic Security Solutions to the Australian market.

Video from the panel discussion will be provided to members in the near future.

Networking session sponsored by:


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